Water Connections: Elastomeric Polymer Alloy Pump Bearings

Sept. 5, 2019
Thordon offers engineered, off-the-shelf and customizable bearing solutions.

Thordon offers engineered, off-the-shelf and customizable bearing solutions.

Are you looking for high-performance bearings with exceptional wear life, low friction, reduced starting torque and dry start-up capability? Thordon Bearings Inc. is a leading manufacturer of long-lasting, non-metallic bearings that require no oil or grease.

Thordon bearings are built to last, with no impact to the environment. They are easy to design, can be safely machined and quickly installed. Vertical pump bearings provide long wear life and high abrasion resistance thanks to the company’s composite material, while SXL bearings offer exceptional performance in applications that require a dry start-up. The company’s polymer bearings can be used in aerators, flocculators, screens, butterfly valves and as a direct replacement for greased bronze bearings in rotating equipment applications when you want to eliminate grease that inevitably turns into a grinding paste.

Thordon’s proven performance can lower operating costs for power plants, sewage and wastewater treatment plants, refineries, mines, and especially any applications operating vertical turbine pumps.

ThorPlas-White is an engineered thermoplastic developed specifically to operate as a drinking water system component in pumps and valves. It is certified for food equipment applications (NSF/ANSI 51) as well as drinking and potable water applications (NSF/ANSI 61) and holds Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) material approval. Based on these standards, it is an accepted material approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Thordon’s engineered, off-the-shelf and customizable bearing solutions can improve efficiency and save time and money by eliminating grease, lowering life cycle costs, decreasing equipment downtime and increasing mean time between failure. IWW

Thordon Bearings is exhibiting at WEFTEC.19, booth 562. To learn more, visit www.thordonbearings.com.